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Director of Movement Building
Trust for Learning
Bridgewater, MA
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Tobi’s work as the Director of Movement Building at Trust for Learning involves overseeing all aspects of communication, coalition building, and outreach activities to promote early childhood equity and movement building. She collaborates with a diverse range of stakeholders to support, amplify, and promote ideal learning strategies. With a focus on nurturing reciprocity and sharing with the Trust’s network of partners, Tobi also works on developing and implementing strategies to build coalitions that impact systems change. Additionally, she manages and supports all aspects of the Trust’s Head Start portfolio, with a focus on the continued growth of the Ideal Learning Head Start Network (ILHSN) and engaging partners in research projects and learning opportunities to inform the field and expand ideal learning to more children.

Tobi is also an Early Childhood Education Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches ECE family engagement and child ecology courses to future early childhood educators. Her research interests include ECE teachers working conditions, working environment, and well-being, ECE quality and child outcomes, kindergarten transitions, and supporting bilingual children. Tobi has co-authored various research articles and publications on these topics. Her passion for eliminating inequalities in accessing high-quality early care and education for families and children is reflected in her involvement in projects and initiatives like working with new immigrant parents of young children at Immigrant Welcome Centers and organizations. When not working as a researcher or educator, Tobi enjoys adventuring with her two boys and trying out new recipes.

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